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BL4603   External Research Placement

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 90

ECTS credits : 45

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Only available to students on MBiochem, MBiol or MMarBiol programmes

Planned timetable: To be arranged

The module constitutes an independent 7-12 month external research placement hosted by an independent institute/company. The project will be fully supervised at the host institute/company and student performance will be assessed jointly by the immediate supervisor and a member of staff in the School of Biology. During the module students will have the opportunity to practise and learn a range of scientific and generic skills, including an element of independent working, in a working environment outside St Andrews. Ultimately, the module will allow students to gain substantial research experience and work experience thus enhancing their future employability.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL4602

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Module is a placement or study abroad

Scheduled learning hours: 6

Guided independent study hours: 900

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr J Nairn